Thomas Nelson Conrad Writer

Thomas Nelson Conrad (August 1, 1837 – January 5, 1905) of Fairfax Court House, Virginia was the third president of Virginia Tech (then Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College. He played an active role in influencing Blacksburg as the location of choice for the new college. Prior to his presidency, he taught at Preston and Olin Institute in 1871. Conrad received his bachelors degree from Dickinson College. He fought against the United States during the Civil War. There were many changes at VMAC under Minor. The college switched from semesters to the quarter system which remained in place until the late 1980s. The college's new librarian spent $2,229.96 entirely on books of fiction and poetry and a museum was opened. For the first time ever, the school’s farm became financially successful.

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Date of birth
August 1st, 1837
Date of death
January 5th, 1905 at age of 67


1. Dickinson College Colleges/University

Dickinson College is a private, residential liberal arts college in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Originally established as a grammar school in 1773, Dickinson was chartered September 9, 1783, five days after the signing of the Treaty of Paris, making it the first college to be founded in the newly recognized United States. Dickinson was founded by Benjamin Rush, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and named in honor of a signer of the Constitution, John Dickinson, who was later the President of Pennsylvania. Dickinson College is America's 16th oldest college.

Type Liberal arts college
2012. 298 mil. $
2010. 278 mil. $
Institution colors
20 South College Street, 17013 - Carlisle, Pennsylvania
2013. 2,339
2011. 2,397
2010. 2,414
2009. 2,376
2008. 2,388
Acceptance rate
2013. 44.0 %
2011. 42.0 %
2010. 42.0 %
2009. 49.0 %
2008. 44.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 47.7 K $
2010. 41.2 K $
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Written work

1.A Confederate spy

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1892. at New York City


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